Adult Events

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    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

passport to CT libraries

Passport to Connecticut Libraries
April 2 – April 30

Discover the world of Connecticut libraries with a Passport to Connecticut Libraries. Get a passport with your library card, visit participating libraries, get it stamped and receive a token gift. Visit at least 5 libraries and return your passport to a participating library and you will be entered into a state drawing, one for adults and one for children. 

Eddy Farm Haley and Andy
eddy farmstand

Made in Connecticut - Eddy Farm and Farm Stand, Newington
Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Join Haley Billipp, granddaughter of Roger Eddy and her husband Andy as they talk about the rich history of the Eddy Farm and family in Newington. Andy and Haley have been in charge of the farm since 2011, helping to preserve the land as open space and providing residents with delicious fresh produce and flowers.  Registration required.
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

prince philip

Brown Bag it With Royalty
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding with a 4 film documentary series about the Royal Family. Bring your lunch. We’ll provide dessert and enjoy all things Royal.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Prince Philip: A Plot to Make a King
Tuesday, April 17, 12:00 p.m.
The inside story of the fierce dynastic tensions that were unleashed when the Queen fell in love with Prince Philip. Running time 60 minutes.

39 steps

Great Directors and Their Films
Alfred Hitchcock
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
With a series introduction by Stuart Barnett and film commentaries by Gil Gigliotti.

Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
39 Steps (1935) starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll
While on vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious "39 steps."

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Tech 4 U 
Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today! Registration required.

google drive

Google Everything:  Drive & Docs
Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. 

Ready for more Google? Eyeing an alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office?  Join us for look into the file storage service of Google Drive and the word processor of Google Docs, all completely free! Registration required.

willy wonka
willy wonka

Desserts Ever After: Dessert with the characters from Willy Wonka
Sunday April 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library and Newington Children’s Theatre Company are co-sponsoring a fundraiser on Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the library. Children and adults are invited to meet and take pictures with the cast of NCTC’s Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Guests will also enjoy fun activities, play games, and have ice cream for dessert. Tickets are $10 for each child who must be accompanied by an adult and $5 for each additional person. Tickets are available to purchase at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

diana 7 days that shook the world

Brown Bag it With Royalty
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding with a 4 film documentary series about the Royal Family. Bring your lunch. We’ll provide dessert and enjoy all things Royal.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Diana: 7 Days That Shook the World
Tuesday, April 24, 12:00 p.m.
Investigates the dramatic week leading up to Princess Diana s funeral at Westminster Abbey. Running time 90 minutes.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversation
Wednesday, April 25th:  10:00 a.m. – Noon

Like to color?  Don’t despair. This art form will still be there.  
‘Thought that we’d extend the party. To adults and all things “arty”.
Bring the project of your choice. Quilters, crafters, have a voice.
So that we will not be chided, Colored pencils still provided!  Registration required.

rear window

Great Directors and Their Films
Alfred Hitchcock
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
With a series introduction by Stuart Barnett and film commentaries by Gil Gigliotti.

Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Rear Window (1954) starring Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Raymond BurrA wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

elizabeth at 90

Brown Bag it With Royalty
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding with a 4 film documentary series about the Royal Family. Bring your lunch. We’ll provide dessert and enjoy all things Royal. Sponsored by the Friends.

Elizabeth at 90
Tuesday, May 1, 12:00 p.m.
A unique celebration of the Queen's ninety years. Running time 90 minutes.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, May 3, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today!  Registration required.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include: cell phones & text messaging, E-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods.  Registration required.

beartown

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Beartown 
by Frederik Backman. This discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served.  Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all.  We hope to see you there.

north by northwest

Great Directors and Their Films
Alfred Hitchcock
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
With a series introduction by Stuart Barnett and film commentaries by Gil Gigliotti.

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
North by Northwest 
(1959) starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

book sale

Friends Annual Book Sale – at the Senior and Disabled Center

  • Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - $5 admission fee.
  • Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – free admission.
  • Sunday, May 6, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Buy a Friends book sale GREEN bag for $7 and fill it with books for free. Refills are $6. Stock up and save! 
core

It's All About Your Core
Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

The latest trend in the health and fitness industry is core stabilization. Even though core stabilization exercises have been used in martial arts, tai chi, yoga and Pilates for many years, core stabilization is now being seen in a new light because of its connection with low back pain. Come attend an informational and hands on learning session with Heather G. of Horizon Personal Training of Newington. Please dress in exercise attire as everyone will be participating (If you have a yoga mat you are welcome to bring it as everyone will be getting down on the floor).

psycho


Great Directors and Their Films
Alfred Hitchcock
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
With a series introduction by Stuart Barnett and film commentaries by Gil Gigliotti.

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m
Psycho (1960) starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
A secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man and his mother.

glass blowing

Bus Trip
Glass Blowing Studio Demonstration and Tour, Riverton CT

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.

Please join us for a trip to the Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio in Riverton, CT.
We will have a tour of the facility and enjoy lunch at Sweet Peas, a local restaurant.
The Hitchcock Chair Co. is just a short walk away, should you wish to explore there. The cost of the bus trip, visit to the glassblower’s and lunch at Sweet Peas is included for $55.00 per person.  Registration required. Payment by cash or check is due at the time of registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

adult coloring and crafts

Crafts and Conversation 
Monday, May 14th:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Like to color?  Don’t despair. This art form will still be there.  
‘Thought that we’d extend the party. To adults and all things “arty”.
Bring the project of your choice. Quilters, crafters, have a voice.
So that we will not be chided, Colored pencils still provided! Registration required.

darkest hour

Movies & More: Darkest Hour
Tuesday, May 15, 1:00 p.m. 

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight against incredible odds. Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kirstin Scott Thomas. Running time 125 minutes.Pick up your FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tech 4 U
Thursday, May 17, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today! Registration required.

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Newington Library 5K Challenge
Sunday May 20, 9:00 a.m. 

The 22nd running of this event will be held at Mill Pond Park. Runners will compete by age category with awards for the winning male and female runners within each division. Walkers are also welcome. Registration forms are available at the library, on the library’s website or you can register online at raceentry.com. Preregistration is $10 for children (12 & under) and $20 per adult. Same day registration is $10 for children (12 & under) and $25 per adult

Averys Rob Metz
averys bottles

Made in Connecticut - Avery’s Beverages, New Britain
Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the history of Avery’s Beverages, started in 1904 by Sherman Avery in New Britain. Avery’s is one of the oldest soda bottling companies in New England and continues to be run as a family business by Rob Metz and family.  Sample tastings will be provided. Registration required.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

google sheets

Google Everything:  Sheets & Slides
Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.

Our Google adventure continues!  Ready to stop paying for Microsoft Office?  Then come on by and learn about the spreadsheet software of Google Sheets and the presentation software of Google Slides, all free and ready to use! Registration required.

coloring

Crafts and Conversation
Monday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Like to color?  Don’t despair. This art form will still be there.  
‘Thought that we’d extend the party. To adults and all things “arty”.
Bring the project of your choice. Quilters, crafters, have a voice.
So that we will not be chided, Colored pencils still provided! Registration required.

block island

BusTrip – Block Island
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 a.m.

Enjoy a lovely day exploring Block Island!  A bus will take you from Newington to the Block Island Ferry where you will be transported to the Island. A bus tour of the Island is included.  The cost of the trip is $65.00 per person, payable in cash or by check. Register at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.